[thelist] Accessibility event this afternoon in London

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Fri Jun 1 02:59:19 CDT 2001

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Please respond to RNIBCampaignforGoodWebDesign-owner at yahoogroups.com
To:   RNIBCampaignforGoodWebDesign at yahoogroups.com

Subject:  [RNIBCampaignforGoodWebDesign] 2 Accessible Web Design events
      this week

Friday 1 June 3pm
Central London
Free: few places still available
'Olympic failure: the case for making the web accessible'
In August 2000 the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games
was found to have engaged in unlawful conduct by providing a web site
(http://www.olympics.com) which was inaccessible to blind people. The
Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission ordered the
web site be made accessible by the start of the Sydney Olympics. The
details of the case and its global implications for government policy
and commercial practice on the Internet will be presented by Tom
Worthington, one of the expert witnesses who gave evidence to the
commission.  If you are interested in attending this event, contact
Julie Howell at julie.howell at rnib.org.uk, stating your name and the
name of your company.  Full details will be sent to you by return.

Kind regards
Julie Howell
Campaigns Officer (Internet)
Royal National Institute for the Blind
224 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5AA, UK
julie.howell at rnib.org.uk
Tel. +44 (0)20 7391 2191
Fax. +44 (0)20 7391 2104

2 million people in the UK experience sight loss or blindness.
Poor design prevents many disabled people from getting the most from
the Web.
Support RNIB's campaign for better Web design!

Request our free video: Websites That Work

Order the RNIB See it Right pack: advice on designing accessible web
sites and other media: http://www.rnib.org.uk/seeitright/

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